Feeding logistical needs of the US Textile Industry
SP Express, a leading American provider of third party logistics and fulfilment services is automating the US textile industry’s fulfilment and warehouse operations
According to SP Express in-house information, the company has enhanced operation in such way to specifically address the unique business needs of textile businesses by the following means: Addition of several Measuregraph 564 -60 inch double and roll machines, allowing textile clients to double and roll and distribute their products out of the same facility. Further a catch weight processing warehouse management system to track inventory on both yards and bolts. Then an addition of a vendor compliance management program to allow complex labelling and shipping to retailers such as WalMart, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft and Hancock Fabrics.
Ronaldo Castaldo, COO for SP Express comments the move of the company: “Specialty retail distribution is complex, with potentially thousands of direct to store shipments to leading trading partners and /or larger consolidated loads of regional distribution centres, shifting schedules, changing demand and cost considerations”. The newly installed service will enable textile businesses to track key operational metrics, control costs and increase service levels.
Textile Creations, a fabric wholesale company specializing in providing exclusive and artistic textiles to independent quilt shops, fabric stores and manufacturers are currently making use of the SO Express complete, end-t-end supply chain solution, thus Textile Creations was able to automate the entire fulfillment and warehousing operation, allowing to better isolate and control costs, decrease order turn time and increase client service levels. George Kozlowski, Vice President of Textile Creations is confident that SP Express ‘s supply chain solution its exceeding expectations, allowing Textile Creations to focus on other facets of its business.